Gaithersburg Book Festival!

2015logoMany thanks to our awesome PAL coordinator, Kathy MacMillan, for putting together our first regional booth at the Gaithersburg Book Festival last weekend! Despite the storm clouds chasing everyone away at 5:00, we had a lovely time and I’m hoping this will become a yearly tradition.

To learn more about each participating author, either go to this post or click on their photos below.


Location, location, location – we ended up with a great one that was mostly shaded all day!


I’m happy to report that by the end of the day, we had quite a few folks interested in more SCBWI information!

Karen Leggett ready for the first shift! Well, imagine Karen standing behind the table, waving. (Photo by Sue Poduska)


Kathy MacMillan, our hard-working PAL coordinator! (Photo by Sue Poduska.)



Shirley Menendez with her lovely picture books. (Photo by Sue Poduska)

Ann McCallum - her gift bags were both adorable and smart!

Ann McCallum – her gift bags were both adorable and smart! (Photo by Ann.)


Jane Matyger, Laura Gehl, and Ann nearing the end of their shift. (Photo by yours truly.) Click the photo for Laura’s books, or go here for Jane’s:



Mary Quattlebaum stopped by to visit Erin Hagar and Tim Young! (Click on image for Erin’s website.)

Oh, and speaking of Mary Quattlebaum … she has another book coming out in September, woo-HOO! Full scoop coming soon. 🙂



Yep, that’s a sweaty yours truly with Mary and Erin! We’re rather color coordinated, right?



Tim Young and his fabulous pictures books! (I kind of wanted to steal that adorable puffin he sculpted.)

To the right was Gail Piazza with her picture book, Buddy. Sorry about not getting your photo, Gail!

All in all, it was a wonderful day and I’m so glad I signed up. Thanks again, Kathy, for putting this together!



About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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